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From Latin noxius (hurtful, injurious), from noxa (hurt, injury), from nocere (to hurt, injure); see nocent.

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noxious (comparative more noxious, superlative most noxious)

  1. Harmful; injurious.
    • 2014 June 14, “It's a gas”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8891:
      But out of sight is out of mind. And that [] means that many old sewers have been neglected and are in dire need of repair. If that repair does not come in time, the result is noxious and potentially hazardous.

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  • Nouns to which "noxious" is often applied: substance, chemical, fume, gas, odor, plant, weed, animal, stimulus, stimulation.

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